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Nominations and Elections

Election 2024

2024 Slate of Candidates

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Commission on Dietetic Registration Nominating Committees are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2024 national ballot, chosen from many excellent nominees. Candidates' biographical information will be posted on the election website in mid-December. Thanks to all who participated in the nominations process.

Academy Board of Directors


Deanne Brandstetter, MBA, RDN, CDN, FAND (NY)
Egondu Onuoha, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND (NY)


Christina Rollins, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND (IL)
Christine Weithman, MBA, RD, LD, FAND (MA)


Suzanne M. Jimenez-Sanchez, MS, RDN, LND (PR)
Michele Rager, MS, RDN-AP, LDN, FAND (PA)

House of Delegates Speaker-elect

RoseAnna Holliday, PhD, MPH, RDN, LD, FAND (ID)
Rory Pace, MPH, RD, CSR, FAND (CA)

House of Delegates Director

Berit Dockter, MPP, RD, LD (MD)
Tracy Wilczek, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND (MA)

Academy Nominating Committee

National Leader

Sandra Arevalo, MPH, RDN, CDN, FAND (NY)
Jacqueline Berning, PhD, RDN, CSSD (CO)

National Leader with Board of Directors Experience in the Past 10 Years

Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, FAND (GA)
Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD (NC)

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

Emily Patten, PhD, RDN (UT)
Susan L. Smith, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND (FL)

CDR Advanced Practitioner in Clinical Nutrition Representative

Julie Schwartz, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LD (FL)
Colleen Tewksbury, PhD, MPH, RD, CSOWM, LDN, FAND (PA)

The slate lists self-reported educational degrees, CDR issued credentials, state nutrition and dietetics licensure titles and Academy fellow designations.

Affiliate and DPG/MIG Voting Statistics

DPGs, MIGs and affiliates are challenged to increase member participation in the Academy's national election. Voting statistics for the DPGs, MIGs and affiliates are listed below. See how the different groups performed.

Affiliate Voting Statistics

DPG/MIG Voting Statistics

Please note that only ballots for Academy national offices, DPG/MIGs, NDEP and CDR run on the Academy election platform. Check with your individual affiliate for information regarding state and district elections.

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